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Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police

Legislative Policy and Program Associate

Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police


Job Summary

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) internship provides a unique look into the Tennessee legislative process and offers valuable hands-on experience in state government as it relates to understanding public safety policy and law enforcement issues. 

The role of the TACP Intern is to provide administrative and technical support for the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police during the legislative session.

Job Responsibilities

Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Research legislation and track bills relevant to public safety.
  • Assist with the weekly Legislative Report.
  • Assist with preparation for the upcoming Legislative Week.
  • Assist with communications on policy and legislative matters to the membership.
  • Assist with presentations at membership meetings on public safety policy and legislation.
  • Assist with drafting legislation and/or policy.
  • Interact with police executives statewide as necessary or appropriate on legislative matters.
  • Support staff in planning and implementing bi-monthly training meetings and programs as needed.
  • Assist with distributing policy information and updates to members.
  • Ensure office environment is clean, presentable, and hospitable.
  • Assist with day-to-day administrative duties as assigned and needed.

Additional Opportunities:

  • May assist with updating website with legislative information.
  • May assist in preparation of communications to membership.
  • May assist with other programs as able.


  • Currently pursuing or have received a Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, business, accounting, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of Access and One Note, a preferred plus
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience conducting research.
  • Interested in learning about or have knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Task-oriented.
  • Self-starter.
  • Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Additional Information


This is a paid internship.  Parking is included and paid for by the TACP. 

How to Apply

The internship hours are ideally fulltime, although part-time hours may be considered.  Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours when required, especially on Thursday.  

This role will be located in the TACP office in downtown Nashville just across from the Nashville Public Library and near the State Capitol and state legislative buildings.

Please send cover letter and resume to Maggi Duncan, Executive Director at


  • Date Posted: November 22, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Government